• General Assembly reaches budget deal

    The N.C. General Assembly reached an agreement on the biennial state budget on Tuesday, June 20. While Gov. Roy Cooper has signaled he will likely veto the plan, Republican supermajorities in both the House and Senate could easily override that veto.

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  • Alumni and friends extend Bonnie Cone’s legacy through their gifts

    Alumni, faculty, staff and friends of UNC Charlotte gathered at the Myers Park Country Club for the annual Bonne E. Cone Society Luncheon on Tuesday, June 13.

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  • Multimodal mobility center advancing research on transportation

    Established in December 2016, the Center for Advanced Multimodal Mobility Solutions and Education (CAMMSE) has numerous projects underway. UNC Charlotte is the lead campus for this multi-institutional initiative, which is funded by a $7.7 million grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation.

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  • ‘Light Rail Connects Us’ – first train arrives on campus

    Father’s Day, June 18, marked a milestone for the CATS Blue Line Extension. For the first time, a LYNX train arrived at the UNC Charlotte Main Station, as part of ongoing testing of the system.

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Student Spotlights

  • Larry Ogunjobi, '16


    Larry Ogunjobi, '16

    As great as Ogunjobi was on the football field, his academic prowess was equally noteworthy.

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    Nemah-Allah is passionate about biology and chemistry and she credits them with introducing her to detailed concepts of how many chemical reactions interacted smoothly to maintain the life of living things.

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    “Discovery has always been what's drawn me to science,” Tess says. “Every scientist wants to make an impact in some way, whether discovering a new cancer treatment or a way to harness renewable energy more effectively, and I'm no different.”

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  • Noushin Radnia

    Noushin Radnia

    Design Computation Master’s Degree, COA+A

    Before starting her graduate studies at UNC Charlotte in 2015, Radnia studied architecture in her native Iran. She worked at a small architecture studio for several years before deciding to return to school to narrow her research interests.

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  • Melissa Farling

    Melissa Farling

    Alumna, College Arts + Architecture

    UNC Charlotte alumna Melissa Farling, a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects, has devoted her career to investigating the effects of architecture on human behavior.

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  • Investigating Multimodal Transportation

    UNC Charlotte receives $7.7 million federal grant for transportation research to improve efficiency and relieve urban congestion.

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  • Students Address Economic Mobility

    Geography undergraduate students Jamal Covington and Devin Martin have devised a way for neighborhood residents to use mobile devices to report community issues.

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  • Urban mosquito project

    Researchers at UNC Charlotte and the Mecklenburg County Health Department are collaborating on a study to determine which factors in the environment lead to hotspots of mosquito activity

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  • Understanding wildfire spread

    Researchers from UNC Charlotte’s Fire Safety Engineering Technology program and the Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety (IBHS) are burning building materials and wildland vegetation to study wind-driven wildfire embers to understand the risks involved when embers from wildfires spread.

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Faculty Spotlights

  • Jefferson Ellinger

    Jefferson Ellinger, Associate Professor of Architecture

    As a School of Architecture associate professor, Jefferson Ellinger specializes in sustainable design technique. He asks students to think about architecture and buildings in a way that will hopefully advancing the discipline.

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  • Kathleen Jordan

    Kathleen Jordan, Clinical Nursing Professor

    Funded by a grant from the UNC Charlotte School of Nursing, Jordan is leading research that includes two phases. First, participants will learn from experts during an educational seminar. Presenters include a sexual assault nurse examiner who will discuss the examination of sexually abused children and evidence collection; a social worker will provide instruction about the manner in which to talk with children who have been abused.

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  • Tracy Rock

    Tracy Rock, Associate Professor of Reading and Elementary Education

    Tracy Rock wanted to teach but wasn’t sure that studying education would work for her financially. Then she was accepted into the first class of NC Teaching Fellows, with a scholarship, allowing her to attend UNC Charlotte.

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  • Lori Thomas

    Lori Thomas, Associate Professor of Social Work

    The innovative “housing-first” approach to homelessness starts with a stable place to live and then assists with other problems. Lori Thomas’ research proves this approach to homelessness is working in Mecklenburg County.

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  • Mark Wilson

    Mark Wilson, History Professor

    Wilson has done research in the archives of companies that made weapons for World War II and in military and government archives. His search led him to the records of Boeing, Ford, DuPont, the businesses owned by Henry Kaiser and other important war contractors.

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